Four Generations Growing Food for God's Glory in Palmer, Alaska
Sunday, April 14, 2013
First calf for 2013- Canadian has Black Heifer
This isn't how it is supposed to happen but the miracle here is that little heifer is alive at all. She was born the night of the tenth of April while I was flying back from lobbying in Juneau. It was below zero that night and there was 20 inches of new snow on the ground. She was pretty stiff when I found her the next day but got her sucking by putting mom (Canadian by name) in the squeeze chute. Bella (the new girl) was moved down to be bottle fed and nursed on Ade the dairy cow because mother refused to go into the chute after two times.
The driveway to the farm is almost hidden so we solved that problem by planting a 24 foot carrot at the entrance. You can learn more about Wolverine Farm at www.wolverinefarm.com
Three Generations- 1987
Four Generations- 1999
The Ralph and Maxine progeny have evolved into a family with international roots that include Korea, Scotland, and India. In like fashion, the products of Wolverine Farm have expanded from potatoes and dairy to carrots, beef, eggs, berries and a broad spectrum of products. It has morphed from a sole proprietorship to an umbrella that covers a variety of businesses that market directly, through farmer's markets, and through commercial outlets.